Fertility and Health Behaviour Among Hindu and Muslim Women in Assam

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Overview

  • Author :K.S. Rajput
  • Year of Publication :2011
  • ISBN: :9788180697807
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 150
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies


About the Book :

The International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994, maintained that population policies would fail to deliver the desired results if the reproductive health needs of different groups of population, particularly that of married women, are not properly attended to. Since then, reproductive health has become a key component in India family welfare programme. This book makes a holistic attempt to explain the reproductive health behaviour of the Hindu and Muslim women of Assam in their socio-cultural context so as to understand the true dynamics of their behaviour. Based on primary data, this book revolves around key areas of reproductive health behaviour, such as contraceptive use, son preference, fertility, breastfeeding practices, antenatal care, institutional delivery, natal care and post-natal care. This book deserves the attention of students, research scholars, and teachers of different social science subjects, in general and population studies, in particular. The policy makers and administrators involved in the population and social welfare programmes would also immensely benefit from this book.


About Author :

Kishor Singh Rajput, presently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics of St. Anthony College, Shillong is a triple Master Degree holder in Economics, Population Studies and Ecology and Environment. As a result, his research priorities revolve around themes that allow him to analyse the inter-linkages between population, economic development and environment, mainly at the micro level, so as to have findings that can promote sustainable livelihood in the society.